What a busy May it was for the PPPHW! Our big focus this month was AfricaSan4, where we met with hygiene champions, hosted two sessions, and gained valuable information about how we can better support those on the ground. Check out our daily blogs written live from the event, read about what the new Ngor Declaration means for handwashing in Africa, and access summaries, discussions and slides from our first Regional Handwashing Think Tank from this AfricaSan4 resource page.
For those interested in handwashing in healthcare, we presented a very interesting webinar in conjunction with WHO. A recording, and a corresponding blog, is now available on our website. On our website we have also improved the behavior change information, so do take a look.
Finally, for those of you advocating for hygiene in the SDGs, it has never been more important to call for a hygiene indicator to be included. To help you do so, our one pager on this is now available in both English and French. All in all, it is an exciting time for handwashing.
The PPPHW Secretariat
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On May 25, 2015, the PPPHW held our first regional Handwashing Think Tank at the AfricaSan conference in Dakar, Senegal. A full rooom of practitioners learned about how to use emotional drivers, behavioral drivers, and habits to help facilitate better handwashing behavior. The Think Tank page on our website includes a description of the event as well as links to the presentations.
PPPHW Webpage of the Month: Promote Handwashing
Handwashing promotion involves behavior change, and is thus a process along a continuum, and includes the following steps:
Use this four-step guidance in the Promote section of our website to promote handwashing in your school, community, or project.